Training Seminars

The Club presents a popular series of free Informal seminars, workshops, and lectures for members. Those which are open to the public may be held in other venues. Some workshops are held on the water or on the beach, and may involve optional boating sessions.


Past seminars, some of which may be repeated due to demand, include: Chatham Boating Update; Marlinspike Seamanship; Rafting, Docking and Boating; First Mate 101; Putting Your Boat to Bed; Successful Shellfishing.


Details of each course and sign-up information is sent out by email to MYC members in advance of each seminar.

Monomoy Yacht Club 2024 Training Programs


First Aid/CPR/AED

April  date TBA - awaiting CFD availability -  at the Chatham Fire Department


Vessel Safety Check

Saturday May 18, 9:30am, at the Clubhouse- Dave Van Wye


Trip Go/No Go Decision Making

Wednesday May 29, 9:30am, at the Clubhouse- David Vincent


Annual Harbor Update         (see its own page)

Saturday, June 15      10:00am in Chatham Community Center.


Understanding Marine Electronics/GPS

Wednesday June 19,  9:30am, at the Clubhouse- Paul Aldrich



First Mate 101

 Wednesday June 26 9:30 am, at the Clubhouse  – Dick Hosmer/Dave Doherty 


Every good Captain knows that the most important aspect of a boat is having a capable and confident First Mate on board!  Whether handling lines, anchoring, using the VHF or assisting in an emergency, an experienced and knowledgeable First Mate can make all the difference! 


Anchoring at the Beach

July 17 9:30am (July 24 weather date), at the Clubhouse & beach - Full Committee


This course will include both classroom training and practice at the beach.



MYC Training Committee:

Paul Aldrich, Dave Doherty, Dick Hosmer, Dave Van Wye, David Vincent


Training Presentations Archive


The slides and videos from prior training sessions are available for download, as listed below.

Shellfishing &

New Bridge St. Upweiler

 Held April 23rd, 2024 @Orpheum

Video Recording on YouTube  here

MYC Weather Presentation
Weather training session presented by Douglas Fields
MYC Weather Presentation.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.5 MB